We’ve spent the entire book so far showing you patterns and antipatterns for your presentations. In this chapter, we put the onus on you to use our work as a starting point for your own patterns, antipatterns, and recipes. We discuss why our use of patterns is slightly different from their use in the software world, give you some advice on creating your own patterns, and finally offer some guidance for creating your own recipes.

Patterns Redux

In the first chapter, we introduced the patterns concept and described how we borrowed the idea from the software engineering world, where pattern names are meant to be descriptive, first and foremost. In fact, many patterns in other books have an extensive “Also Known As” section to delineate ...

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